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Heather Pedersen



For Kids!
The Junior exhibitor's Program

Congratulations Juniors!

Junior Exhibitors

Congrats to all our Juniors on a great 2013-2014 season!

  • Robert Dominick - Best Junior Exhibitor and Best Senior Intermediate
  • Nathan Pausma - 2nd Best Junior Exhibitor and Best Junior Intermediate
  • Zach Pausma - 3rd Best Junior Exhibitor and 2nd Best Junior Intermediate
  • Caleb Pausma -4th Best Junior Exhibitor and Best Junior Novice
  • Selena Garibo - 5th Best Junior Exhibitor and 2nd Best Junior Novice
  • Kylie Tyykila - 6th Best Junior Exhibitor and 3rd Best Junior Novice
  • Rylee Kuehn - 7th Best Junior Exhibitor and 3rd Best Junior Intermediate
  • McKenna Henbest - 8th Best Junior Exhibitor and 4th Best Junior Novice
  • Holly Covelli - 9th Best Junior Exhibitor and 5th Best Junior Novice
  • Lilllian Alexander - 10th Best Junior Exhibitor and 6th Best Junior Novice

The TICA Junior Exhibitors Program is one for youth from eight to seventeen.  Younger children may be admitted at the discretion of the regional JE liaison.  Basically, the program consists of six levels through which the children may progress, with each level having different activities and testing questions.  At the three junior levels, the emphasis is on learning about TICA and the etiquettes and procedures of showing and basic cat health and welfare.  At the three senior levels, the emphasis is on advanced knowledge of cat showing, cat breeds, clerking, and TICA.  Youth involved in the program learn to be responsible and ethical cat exhibitors and care-takers and productive members of TICA.  Along the way, they will earn a TICA junior exhibitor’s award of excellence, become a TICA and regional club member, and learn a great deal about cat breeds and cat exhibition.  At the higher levels, they may become licensed TICA clerks.  Each child in the program has a mentor who is someone other than a parent or guardian, to be their counselor and oversee their progress in and enjoyment of the program.  Children will work on individual projects, participate in Junior Exhibitor rings, and perhaps group projects or activities like stewarding to support their local cat clubs.  In the Junior Exhibitor rings, they will present their cats and describe them, and answer basic questions about cats, show etiquette, and TICA.  Questions to be asked are available for advance review.  This is a positive program, aimed at involving our young people in TICA and showing cats in a responsible and fun way.  The emphasis is on learning and having fun with their cats, not presentation skills, although those will be improved and enhanced with practice in the Junior Exhibitor rings.  It is a program designed to improve self-esteem, confidence, and interaction abilities of children along with knowledge of their cats and cat health and the TICA organization.

Current Great Lakes Region Junior Exhibitors

To be included in the slide show send pictures to JE liaison.

RJ-Zach Nathan-Caleb RJ-Zach

Junior Exhibitors working at a show.

Links to TICA Junior Exhibitor Information...

TICA Junior Exhibitor 2013-2014 Application

TICA Junior Exhibitor Program

TICA Junior Novice Level

TICA Junior Intermediate Level

TICA Junior Advanced Level

TICA Junior Extra Requirements Checklist

TICA Senior Novice Level

TICA Senior Intermediate Level

TICA Senior Advanced Level

TICA JE Judging Information with Questions


You can forward any questions, comments and/or suggestions to a Regional Liaison or committee member and they will bring it to the committee's attention. 



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